News from around the Barbican

Eating for Health

Edited by Stephanie Ross with content by Catherine Sharman, Nutritional therapist and Chef/Co-Founder Après Food Co Ltd, 72 St John Street, Farringdon, EC1M 4DT (online ordering available of Après at home tasty, nutritious restaurant meals to eat now or freeze for later) All about minerals | All about vitamins Corona viruses: there are many species that produce respiratory and gastrointestinal illness in humans and animals. Four strains cause the common cold. The pandemic corona virus SARS-CoV-2 causes the disease labeled COVID-19, which has distinctive clinical and … [Read more...]

Local Acupuncture Clinic

We've received an update from Fleur Clackson about a local multi-bed acupuncture clinic, where 3rd-year students, supervised by very experienced acupuncturists,  administer treatments. The clinic is keen to let local residents know of their existence (located in Old Street, 3 minutes from the station) and the very reasonably priced treatments the teaching clinic offers (just £15 or £10 if patients are OAP, receiving benefits, or are students). Having been shut down due to Covid 19, they reopened on July 14th with approved COVID measures and precautions and treat each Tuesday between … [Read more...]

Barbican Arts Centre announces reopening

The Barbican today announced it will reopen its Art Gallery and Conservatory on Monday 13 July 2020 followed by The Curve on Tuesday 11 August 2020. In line with government guidelines, new safety measures will be in place including operating at reduced capacity, timed entry slots to ensure a safe flow of visitors through the space, and tickets needing to be booked online at in advance of a visit. The reopening programme includes critically acclaimed exhibition Masculinities: Liberation through Photography; epic new installation A Countervailing Theory by artist Toyin Ojih … [Read more...]

Culture Mile: Radio Local

Hyper-local radio broadcast to the world Culture Mile, the City of London’s cultural district stretching from Farringdon to Moorgate will go hyper-local during the lockdown with Radio Local – a daily live broadcast, bringing the sounds and stories of the City, into people’s homes and broadcast to the world. Radio Local, created by performance artists Hunt & Darton, will be an hour-long show every day from 1 – 2pm, Sat 30 May – Fri 12 June. It will be built with, by and for the City’s residents, workers and local businesses. The show will be streamed live on and … [Read more...]


Update from Anne O'Donnell about her independent local business LONDON EYE OPTIQUE London Eye Optique, 2A Cherry Tree Walk, London EC1Y 8NX, independent Opticians by Waitrose, T: 020 7256 9778 Now open 10am - 3pm Mon- Fri Social distancing will apply. Please phone before visiting. … [Read more...]

Barbican announces new digital content

Barbican announces new digital content to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week and Human Rights Watch Film Festival Inspired by the Barbican’s international arts programme, a curated mix of podcasts, playlists, films, videos, talks and articles enables audiences to continue to enjoy the Centre’s rich and varied programme. Highlights of new digital content announced today include: As part of this year’s digital edition of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, the Barbican’s Head of Cinema, Gali Gold, will chair two Q&A webinar discussions with filmmakers and human rights … [Read more...]

Update from CULT VISION

We hope you are all well. We do continue to serve our customers so please do not hesitate to get in touch should you need anything. In the first instance, it is best to phone or email us. You can still order glasses, sunglasses or contact lenses and we will ship them to you. You can order online via email or over the phone on 07957577413. We now also have an online store - scroll down to read more! We do have some discretion over old or lapsed prescriptions so don’t worry of your last test was some time ago, For help, support or a friendly chat please do feel … [Read more...]

Collecting Covid

The Museum of London seeks to mark unprecedented pandemic for the future COVID-19 is affecting the lives of the global population in unprecedented ways. London saw its first cases of the virus appear in January 2020, swiftly followed by a huge shift in our social and working lives in March; organisations began to close and restrictions were made on people’s movement across the city. The Museum of London is seeking to collect both objects and first-hand experiences to reflect Londoners’ lives during this time, in order to keep a record and to ensure future generations of Londoners will be … [Read more...]

The Hidden City

The Hidden City reveals the creative world of the City of London A new photography commission goes behind-the-scenes at institutions across the City of London to reveal its untold stories, hidden gems, and undiscovered creative champions. Culture Mile, the City of London’s cultural district stretching from Farringdon to Moorgate, commissioned photographer, Emile Holba, to explore what creativity means, not only within cultural organisations, but across the wide range of sectors that make up the Square Mile. Delving into hidden corners, secret gardens, and subterranean spaces, Holba … [Read more...]

New Ozon Deep Clean from House Proud

Message from our very own House Proud cleaners. NEW! Ozon Clean with OC1500. We all realize how important the cleanliness of the living spaces we are in is. That is why we offer to use regular ozonation treatments to minimize the possibility of contracting a viral or bacterial disease to a significant extent, kills the mites, mould, gets rid of the germs. The ozonation treatment disinfects everything that is in the room, not just the air. Industries that use Ozonation treatment. -       Healthcare facilities -       Ambulances, surgery rooms -       Offices, flats and … [Read more...]